September 19, 2019

Sea Cadets will meet again

CASTINE — The newly reactivated Naval Sea Cadet Corps, sponsored by the Navy League, will meet Saturday, March 24, at Maine Maritime Academy’s Pilot House.

Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the session will include a tour of the training ship State of Maine, lunch on the mess deck, and an introduction to basic seamanship.

Academy officers will describe career opportunities in the sea services.

The group plans to meet monthly, with programs devoted to sailing, small boat handling, basics of diesel engineering, and related topics.

The unit’s commanding officer is George Schatz, a professor at the academy and a licensed Merchant Mariner.

For information, contact Schatz after March 18 at 326-4311, ext. 328, or write to Graduate Studies, MMA, Castine 04420.

Open to boys and girls age 14-17, the Sea Cadets also can attend training programs in California and Florida, and can take part in an exchange program with the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps.

The Castine unit is sponsored by the Penobscot Council, Navy League of the United States, a civilian organization devoted to support of the nation’s sea services — the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine.

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